Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Et tu Brute

Note to Dave Remmick, editor of The New Yorker:

"Et tu Brute" -Satire is wit, not the reinforcement of misinformation and propaganda.
Considering that depending on which poll you believe, between 20 and 50 percent of Americans still believe Barack Obama is a muslim, some of them worrying he is secretly radicalized, it was beyond irresponsible for The New Yorker to put the image they did on their just released cover.
As a North Jersey Girl by birth and breeding I fully understand the New York Metro mentality of arrogance and belief that few people of importance live outside their very hip border.
What they need to understand is what the rest of the pathetically unhip rest of the country is going to get out of this cover as it lay on waiting room tables face up around the United States. Simply stated it is a searing visual image that reinforces every viral email and every stealth campaign of misinformation thus far meant to confuse the message and reinforce the politics of fear.
Confusing the message is the goal of the opposition.
Free Speech is protected by our Constitution because the printed medium is a powerful force, not to be trifled with.
Thus I repeat, "Et tu Brute'
The DAVIS Report

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